Man clocked going 16 mph over posted limit has .146 BAC

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26-year-old Jardell Brown was charged with driving under the influence after he was observed gaining distance from a patrol vehicle going 51 mph in a 35 mph zone.

On September 13th, Clarksville Police Officer Keith Jones was traveling East on Crossland Avenue when he noticed a vehicle was increasing its distance from his patrol car. The radar mounted on the dash of the patrol car read 51 miles per hour in a zone posted 35 mph. Officer Jones noted that he activated his emergency equipment and initiated a traffic stop. While the officer was standing at the driver door, Jones stated that Jardell Brown placed a bottle of peach brandy under the passenger seat.

Jardell Brown (MCSO)

The officer also noted that Brown had bloodshot, watery eyes and a strong odor of alcohol beverage emitting from his person. During the walk and turn, he missed heel to toe three times and lost his balance as he turned around. During the Rhomberg test, Brown failed to remove his finger from his noes three of the five times when he was instructed to do so. The bottle of brandy was estimated to be three fourths full. Brown was transported to Montgomery County jail where he voluntarily submitted to the intoximeter. His test resulted in a .146 BAC level.

Jardell Brown was arrested and charged with driving under the influence. His bond was set at $2,500.

Lori Mason

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